SAP Cloud is a software platform as a service currently developed by SAP SE to develop new solutions or extending already existing solutions in a reliable cloud computing environment. The SAP Cloud Platform automates business processes by providing users with a common data model that makes it easier to share data across multiple devices and platforms. Currently in this era of smartphones, iPads, Tablets and other mobile devices users expect to get the same level of connectivity and data security that they would from their desktop or laptop computers. With Cloud you can gain that level of connectivity and data security.
Today we are seeing a lot of Cloud apps being launched, for example Facebook and Twitter are experimenting with it and many more. However, it’s important to remember that SAP has its own cloud strategy as well and many analysts believe that they have a clear lead on this one. One of the biggest tips for using SAP Cloud Services is that they are not tied to any particular vendor and they can be used on any device – on your desktop, tablets, laptops and even mobile phones!
Some of the tips that people following this would say are to use it whenever you are ready for some additional data storage capacity, whether it’s to store data from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) or a centralized data management system (CMS) for an organization.
However, one thing that we have found is that these providers often end up charging quite a bit extra for the use of their services and it’s up to you to figure out if they are charging for what they offer or if they are charging for features that you can take advantage of and which you don’t.